Bonnie Hunter

Bonnie K. Hunter is passionate about quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling “making do.” She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back.

Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of “Needle in a Haystack!!” creating more than 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel. Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into seven languages, and sold around the globe through fabric stores. Bonnie is also a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work.

But quilting has always been Bonnie’s first love. She has been machine quilting for more than 20 years and professionally longarm quilting for the public for more than 15 years. She has been featured in magazines for both her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie is dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting. She enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the world, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

Bonnie is the author of Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-purpose and Recycle! The Art of Quilting Green, Adventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time! and Scraps & Shirttails II: Continuing the Art of Quilting Green.

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